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Yelena Maksimova

Administrative Support Specialist/Accounting Assistant at Schapiro.Thorn.Inc Attorneys at Law

Thank you Iana, for great experience. The AMSA school provided me with bookkeeping skills as well as confidence in working with Quick books. I am working as accounting assistant (addition to office admin. support) since I completed AMSA Program in 2011. It's my pleasure to recommend Iana as a professional and very supportive teacher.


Justin Hibbard

Associate Principal Examiner at FINRA

I was Iana's student in an online section of Financial Accounting for Accounting Majors. Online instruction isn't easy, but Iana managed to explain the subject matter clearly and foster lively discussions. I learned a lot and picked up her infectious enthusiasm for accounting. I recommend her classes to any prospective students.


Christopher Chambers, MBA

Operations Assistant at Pacific Grove Golf Links

Iana is a fantastic teacher. Her ability to break down complex topics helped push me to excel through the rest of my masters program. Teaching online is a very difficult task and keeping students engaged is equally as challenging. Iana's structure mixed with creativity kept me informed on what to expect and also opened my eyes to new lines of reasoning.


Sunil Tatapudy, CPA

Deal Strategy & Commercial Operations Manager at Sumo Logic

Professor Zemniakova was a thorough, objective and well prepared instructor. She was the instructor for the first accounting course in my master's program. Her clear to understand framework was crucial for a Cyber Campus course. Her homework assignments, review materials, and project proved an effective and balanced approach for learning the scope and structure of accounting. Most importantly, her teaching style of using small, easily digestible bits of information gave me confidence and reassurance that I was indeed learning rather than memorizing information. I highly recommend her.


Divya Gill, CPA, MBA

Tax and Accounting Services

It’s my pleasure to recommend Professor Iana Zemniakova. I was enrolled in her Spring 2011 Financial Accounting class at Golden Gate University. I feel confident in acknowledging that I have gained extensive knowledge of the critical and complex aspects of Accounting that have helped me further my understanding of the field. She is a hard-working and committed professional always striving to excel inevitably on a continuing basis and encouraging her students to deliver their best. In my opinion, Iana’s high professional integrity and ethics have earned her a lot of respect among her students as well as her network.


Zina Mashkavy

Senior Cost Accountant at Urban Remedy

Iana, thank you for this great experience. The school provided me with skills as well as confidence in working with Quick books. I enjoyed the individual approach and support with every step. Iana is very professional and enthusiastic in what she does. She always took time to help me whenever I called with a question. The studing material is great, easy to understand and well planned. It usually takes about 3 semesters to get certificate in accounting just to learn basics, but it took me only 3.5 months to finish AMSA with a knowledge of all accounting principles, payroll and Quickbooks I need as a bookkeeper. Thanks to school I easily found a new job and my pay changed from $9/h to $17/h [2011]. And it will be my pleasure to recommend AMSA services to my associates.


Erin Lee Byerly

Certified Public Accountant & Senior Auditor

Professor Iana Zemniakova's innovative style of teaching was instrumental in my introduction to graduate school. She she taught my very first accounting course at GGU. Despite the challenges of distance learning she created a true virtual classroom through her collegiate style of interaction with students. As an independent student and human resources professional in higher education, I really appreciated the business collaboration skills Professor Zemniakova emphasized with the use of a group term paper in the course. I highly recommend Professor Zemniakova for a wide range of academic and accounting positions as she is skilled in communicating complex materials with ease and enthusiasm.

Marco A. Marcella, JD, LLM, MAc

I had the privilege of being a student in Prof. Zemniakova's class as part of my Master of Accountancy program. She was always available to answer questions and provide guidance. I did very well in her class, due largely to her kind attention to any issue I may have had. I hope to be in another class with her as professor. I would highly recommend her for any professional position as she is extremely knowledgeable in her field; and more importantly, has a great facility to communicate this knowledge to others in an effective and efficient way. I consider it an honor to have been associated with her.

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